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Nuclear industry push for reduced oversight gaining traction

Jul. 17, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer mock commando raids to test nuclear power plants' defenses against terrorist attacks. Fewer, smaller government inspections for plant safety issues. Less notice to the public and to state governors when problems arise. They're part of the money-saving rollbacks sought by the...

Alaska village will install new river power generator

Jul. 17, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tiny Native village in southwest Alaska has turned to an emerging technology to transform the power of a local river into a sustainable energy source that's expected to free residents from dependency on costly diesel fuel. The village council in Igiugig is the first tribal entity...

Cuba says nationwide blackouts to end by Saturday

Jul. 17, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Cuba's energy minister says breakdowns in the country's power plants have caused a string of blackouts across the country this week, and he promises the problem will be solved by Saturday. Minster of Energy and Mining Raúl García Barreiro told state media Tuesday...

The Latest: NYC power fully restored

Jul. 14, 2019 12:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York City power outage (all times local): 12:55 a.m. Con Edison and New York officials say power has been restored to hundreds of thousands of customers following a blackout in Manhattan. More than 70,000 customers were left in the dark during the hour-long power outage in...

Trump says he will not impose uranium quotas

Jul. 13, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will not impose quotas on importing uranium, backing away from a possible trade confrontation and breaking with a Commerce Department assessment that America's use of foreign uranium raises national security concerns. The decision is unusual for Trump, who...

Cooling tower comes down at idled Vermont nuclear plant

Jul. 12, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

VERNON, Vt. (AP) — A big step toward demolishing the now-closed Vermont Yankee power plant in Vernon has been taken. The Thursday demolition of the east cooling tower comes as NorthStar Nuclear Decommissioning continues its work to tear down the Vermont Yankee plant. NorthStar bought Vermont Yankee in...

Mexico says US development aid to fund wind farm, LNG plant

Jul. 10, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says a natural gas plant and a wind farm to produce electricity will be the first two projects under a U.S. development program to improve the economy of Mexico's poor south as a way to discourage migration. Mexico's foreign ministry said Wednesday that $500...

Ukraine: Chernobyl's radioactive dust shelter unveiled

Jul. 10, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday inaugurated a giant structure built to confine radioactive debris at the nuclear reactor that exploded in Chernobyl in 1986. The confinement structure for the Chernobyl nuclear power plant's Reactor No. 4 cost 1.5 billion euros...

Think globally, power locally: Hydro plants serve neighbors

Jul. 8, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

WALKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Eat locally. Shop locally. Generate locally? Some electricity customers in New York's Hudson Valley support hydropower harnessed from running water close to home. The idea is similar to farm-to-table, except for electricity instead of food.: green-minded customers supporting an area...

Deutsche Bank to slash 18,000 jobs in sweeping restructuring

Jul. 7, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's struggling Deutsche Bank said Sunday it would cut 18,000 jobs by 2022, downsizing its volatile investment banking division in a restructuring aimed at restoring consistent profitability and better returns to shareholders. The Frankfurt-headquartered bank said it would...